WAC Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week Announced
DENVER – Louisiana Tech’s Kim Francis and Texas State’s Danessa Lyssy were named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for the week of March 25-31.
Francis, a junior from Youngsville, La. (Northside H.S.), ran a pair of top-10 program times in the 100m hurdles last weekend, finishing ninth at the Texas Relays. Francis tied for 10th in school history with a time of 13.39 in the prelims before running 13.38 in the final, ranking in a tie for ninth in the Tech record books. That time leads the WAC, is eighth in the NCAA East Preliminary qualifying list and ranks 13th nationally.
Lyssy, a senior from Floresville, Texas (Floresville H.S.), totaled 5,206 points on her way to winning the heptathlon at the Bobcat Invitational. Her total is tops in the WAC this season and ranks 13th nationally. Her shot put distance of 13.27m (43-6.5) ranks ninth in the WAC to this point. Her javelin distance (36.11m, 118-6.0) also places her ninth in the WAC on the season. In the high jump Lyssy cleared a height of 1.65m (5-5.00), placing her sixth in the WAC.
Other track nominees included: New Mexico State senior Deserae Cota, UT Arlington sophomore Ashley Burris, UTSA junior Alyssa Diaz and Utah State freshman Tylee Newman.
Other field nominees included: New Mexico State senior Kelsey Brennan, UT Arlington junior Samantha Little, UTSA senior Katie Bragg and Utah State junior Keeley Eldredge.